Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)for study commencing in 2025 About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a set of long-term programs sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The primary objective of these scholarships is to support the development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements. This award program provides full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities for future global leaders from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships aim to develop individuals' skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries' development. In a nutshell, the Aus

600 Melbourne University Graduate Research Scholarships 2024-25(fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

                       scholarship for university of Melbourne

About the positions

Melbourne University Graduate Research Scholarships(GRS)2024/25 intake

Looking for fully funded graduate research scholarships to study abroad? Then you are in the right place. This is a great scholarship opportunity for any international student wishing to study abroad.

This prestigious scholarship award is administered by Melbourne University as a form of support to high-achieving students around the world to study any research program in one of Australia's most prestigious universities.

The opportunity is  open to both domestic and international students to pursue a career in any research disciple of their choice  to study Master or PhD by research at the Melbourne University

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 Scholarship Benefits and Value

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover 
  • Stipend value: Living allowance of $37,000 per year pro-rata. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick maternity and parenting leave.
  • Other supports: Relocation allowance of $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Health insurance: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students
  • Study Level: Masters/PhD by Research
  • Study Course: Open to all study areas
  • Student type:  International students
  • Number of  positions: Approximately 600
  • Duration: up to 2 years for a Master by Research degree and  up to  3.5 years  for a PhD
  • Deadline: 31 October
    (Also apply for this University of Queensland Scholarships. Multiple fully funded MSc/Ph.D. scholarship positions for International Students)

    Eligibility Criteria for this Scholarship Award

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants are expected to:

    • have applied for and met the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
    • be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

    1. Eligible Countries: All nationalities eligible for this scholarship
    2. Eligible course or study program:  Any program of your choice

    Selection criteria for this Scholarship award

    These scholarships will be awarded on a merits-base including other academic achievements such as :

    • Achievements from your previous study program ie score, rank etc
    • Research potentials in your interested field of study
    • Relevance of your chosen program to your previous studied program
    •  Relevant professional experiences
    • Recommendations from your previous referees
    • Research skills demonstrated through some publications etc...

    Note that these are just some of the requirements mentioned above by the institution. Some other requirements for international students into degree programs to study in Australia include the English Language proficiency test. You can read more on our guide on General  Research Degree Requirements for international students to study in Australia to learn more about other little requirements so as to be successful with your applications

    How to apply for this Scholarship

    There is no direct application for this scholarship! No application is required as you are automatically considered for this scholarship when you apply for your chosen program to study at Melbourne University. If successful with your admissions, you are automatically considered for the award! Therefore to get this scholarship, the first step is to search for a degree program at Melbourne University, follow the process to submit a  research degree candidate

    Visit the Melbourne University How to apply page for details on how to submit an application for Graduate research degrees (MSc Research and PhD). 

    See Melbourne University graduate research courses. Find your course of interest and make contact with the relevant supervisor and if successful, the next step will be to complete the online application. See Melbourne University Supervisors Portal, to search/reach out to potential supervisors to discuss interests. Find a guide here with cold email samples on how to contact potential supervisors to study abroad

    Also, check this our step-by-step guide on How to find a course to study in Australia and How to apply for postgraduate admissions and scholarships(Master and PhD by research)

    *Tip: Before starting your applications always make sure to get in touch with a Prospective Supervisor to discuss your area of interest, this will give you his approval to apply and a guarantee for a place in that program. This is one of the fastest ways to easily secure a scholarship and student position abroad, especially for research degree programs. If you have no idea how to start with your first email or to write to him, take a look at our guide here on how to  successfully contact potential supervisors when asking for a studentship position Master/PhD by Research

    Who to contact

    For more information on the GRS Melbourne scholarship please refer to :

    • Melbourne University Student support page where you find emails and other contacts to talk with the Graduate supporting Team staff. 
    • Equally, visit the University Website to learn more about the scholarship

    Also check out the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship(RTPS)  at Melbourne University, 350 Masters/PhD positions, open in any field of choice

    (Equally check  the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Multiple fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships for the next intake)

    Some  essential  tips for successful scholarship application

      As a general tip, when applying for a scholarship, you must keep in mind that, this is not just about meeting the eligibility requirement. There are many other things you must consider. Find out below some of the things you need to know on how to successfully apply for a scholarship, get admission into Australian Universities:

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